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(Updated   September 27 2016
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.08 billion (1080 million)
Mobiles  1055 million 
Landlines: 25. million 
Total no. of PCs: 110 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  163 million
(wired: 18 million;   wireless : 145 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

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  Tax optimiser Zeta unveils 3 new solutions
Bangalore, October 1 2016: Leading tax optimiser Zeta,  has introduced three new digital solutions -- Fuel & Travel, Communications and Books & Periodicals -- as part of its the employee tax benefits product portfolio. These solutions offer tax savings to employees  within  legal provisions on fuel reimbursements or allowances, mobile phone and internet bill reimbursements and books & periodicals reimbursements. ....
Google creates node of its cloud platform in Mumbai
'Cloud as a Service' Bangalore, October 1 2016:  Google today announced that it will open a new Google Cloud Region in Mumbai. Expected to be live in 2017, the India cloud region is aimed at offering Google Cloud Platform services to Indian developers and enterprise customers. ....
Intellect offers its digital transaction banking solution in new SaaS avatar
Chennai September 29, 2016: Intellect iGTB,  India-headquartered leaders in  global transaction banking solutions,  is now ofefring its flagship integrated cash and trade solution, Digital Transaction Banking (iDTB), as a SaaS ( software as a service) offering. ...
Indian BPM industry chalked up $28 billion in revenue says NASSCOM
Bangalore, September 22, 2016: The Indian  Business Process Management industry  has clocked a total revenue of U$ 28 billion during fiscal year 2016. ...
Emergency help lies in your handset
As government  mandates  panic buttons on   mobile phones, makers  slowly  respond By Anand Parthasarathy Bangalore, September 25 2016: The spate of attacks on women in recent years,   has prompted the Indian government  to   make    an emergency call button mandatory on all mobile phones sold in India, from January 2017. ...

Education and e-learning
NEC launches Japanese language classes inDelhi, aiming at techies
New Delhi,  September 20 , 2016:  NEC Technologies India (NTI)  has opened the NEC Japanese Language Academy (NJLA) as a skill-building partner for Japanese language and intercultural training. NTI aims to bring in its in-house excellence and expertise of over a decade to cultivate Japanese language skills and fulfill growing business needs between Japan and India, further aid in mutual economic growth and contribute to ‘Skill India’. ....
NI expands its educational suite, ELVIS with RIO control module
Bangalore,September 20, 2016: National Instruments has the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) RIO Control Module, the newest addition to the powerful NI ELVIS product family. The NI ELVIS RIO Control Module adds an industry-leading, real-time embedded processor and FPGA architecture to instrumentation powering NI’s most complete hands-on learning solution for power systems, machine control, hardware in the loop and mechatronics design. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Wego app trawls 400,000 hotels
Singapore, September 2 2016: Leading  Asia Pacific travel metasearch site, Wego  has launched an app that helps you search from hundreds of travel sites for hotel and airfares instantly in one app for free. It helps you save time, pay less and travel more with over 400,000 hotels and hundreds of low-cost and full service online airfares. ....
HolidayIQ app enhanced with GPS & geofencing technology
 Bangalore, September 2 2016:HolidayIQ is the first travel player to deploy  Geospatial fencing and GPS in its holiday and hotel ap. in India. The app uses the GPS system in your phone to give you a spontaneous flow of information during your vacation so that you are never lost in a new place. ....

Medical Electronics Summit brings together all stakeholders in wellness technology
Mumbai September 23 2016: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched the first edition of the Medical Electronics Innovation Summit 2016 at IIT Powai, yesterday,  attended by medical directors, key decision makers, medical information officers, technology specialists, researchers etc from the healthcare sector. ....
All in one healthcare platform launched by Kolkata-based Qyura
Bangalore, September 22, 2016:  In a span of 60 days, e-healthcare platform, Qyura has partnered with  over 2000 medical service providers, including  names like SRL, Manipal Hospital, Apollo Spectra Hospitals amongst others. The Oyura app is active inKolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore. ....
Healthband comes with trainer
The GOQii 2 brings health care services  with a single touch| September 11 2016: GOQii, a fitness wearable by an Indian start-up has been around for some time with its offering of a virtual personal trainer to help you achieve your fitness goals. ...

Product Pulse
Goqii health band is India's no 1. wearable
The recently upgraded GOQII fitness tracker  comes with a  personal coach Bangalore, September 10 20q16: While most of these fitness bands allow you to track your activities, GOQII not just tracks your activities but also provides a fitness program with a personalized coach to guide you. ....
RDP ThinBook: Lightweight Wintel machine
The RDP ThinBook is both lightweight and generously sized Bangalore, September 4 2016: I must start with a confession: I don't care much for the virtual on-screen keyboards that come with tablets and mobile phones. Yes,  they are OK for answering emails or creating short text files. ....
Tring tag also triggers your selfie
New Delhi, August 27  2016: Portronics, has launched  Tring, a multi-purpose device which offers two-way anti-loss function: a key-finder function and a remote-camera shutter function. ...

IT's for you
  Grocery app Goodbox, connect other businesses as well in Bangalore
Bangalore, September 27 2016: Goodbox is a  grocery shopping app for Bangalore that has many local grocery stores & supermarkets online that you can buy from directly. You can buy your groceries online by going through over 10,000 grocery items in the MRP checker. ....
IBM & Amdocs will share digital solutions at CEM Telecoms Summit
Singapore, September 22, 2016: Top digital solutions providers, IBM & Amdocs will be sharing innovative digital solutions for telecoms operators to deliver excellent services to their consumer and enterprise customers at Customer Experience Management (CEM) in Telecoms World Summit 2016 which will be held  on Octobe 20 and 21 in Singapore. ....
Epson launches lampless laser projectors
Bangalore, September 20 2016:  Epson, the No.1 projector brand,  has launched its new EB-L1000 series projector based on laser source. ...
Cyber Security Exchange Asia event to feature key regional experts
September 10 2016: The Cyber Security Exchange Asia 2016 conference is scheduled to  take place on the November27-29,  2016 in Phuket, Thailand. ...
3M launches 65 inch touch screens
Bangalore, August 25, 2016: 3M has launched  65-inch Multi-Touch Projected Capacitive (PCAP) with a modern, smartphone-like design ideal for a broad range of commercial applications. ...

IT people
  Ashok Acharya to be Regional Director for Veeam Software
Mumbai, September 27 2016: Ashok Acharya is the new Regional Director for India and SAARC region for Always-On Enterprise solutions provider Veeam Software.  He  will be responsible for driving overall business strategy, expanding solutions offerings to existing and new customers and further strengthening the strategic channel partnerships to consolidate growth. ....
Sandhya Suku of Tavant recognized for leadership in US housing industry
Bangalore, August 13, 2016: Tavant Technologies', delivery head for consumer lending business, Sandhya Suku, has been selected as one of the most influential women in the housing industry. Suku is one of the 43 women recognized by HousingWire for demonstrating leadership that inspires people in her company, community, and industry at large. ....
When friends become business partners
August 7, World Friendship Day: They say that the best of form of any relationship is friendship because you don’t have to hide anything from your friends neither you have to go all the way to explain them anything. ...

Best of the rest
When the world is jittery over Brexit, India has reasons to smile; here’s why
The jolt from the Brexit verdict to global financial markets has been near catastrophic, with stocks and currencies bleeding and bonds going into a tailspin. But believe it or not, if you can afford to survive this knee-jerk response of the market with a little bit of patience, still better if you can use these hours of fear and anxiety to position yourself, better things are in store. ECONOMIC TIMES June 25 2016


How ‘140 characters’ became an integral part of the government
Twitter hashtag #SaalEkShuruaatAnek marked the first anniversary of the Modi government, and #TransformingIndia is marking its second.In the journey between these two hashtags, some efforts have been made to ‘transform’ governance through Twitter by Ministers such as Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitharaman and Suresh Prabhu. This is even as many other Ministers use it to announce new programmes and highlight the achievements of the government... Hindu Businessline  May  26 2016

Amazon sets the pace for e-commerce in India
Seattle-based  e-commerce giant Amazon should be happy that even before it turns three in India on June 5, the company has emerged a leader in this market....Flipkart and Snapdeal take a cue from Amazon even as they differ on who is ahead in the race. Mint May 27 2016


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